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April 2015

Design Thinking at SJA

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Discovery, exploration, and inquiry are valued at St. James Academy. Design thinking teaches and inspires students to brainstorm, collaborate, think outside the box, and fail forward. Students are challenged to identify problems and create meaningful solutions. They work collaboratively to follow the design process, which calls for them to think, make, test, and improve. Design thinking projects are incorporated to enhance lessons in a way of combining the core subject with leveraging the available technology. Read More

St. James Academy Bursting with Pride

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“SJA’s Class of 2015 is heading off to 16 different high schools after a thoughtful process of considering their interests and goals. We know they will make a difference and we look forward to following their future adventures.”

— Dianne Fowler, Admission Director

Congratulations to the Class of 2015! Each of our graduates received multiple high school offers. The number of merit scholarships awarded is extraordinary. We couldn’t be more proud of these St. James Academy students and look forward to following their future adventures at the high schools they have chosen! Read More

Spotlight on Mrs. Unkle

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laurenunkleWhy did you want to become a teacher?

“For as long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love working with children especially first grade. They still believe in the magic of life and exploring the world around them with great enthusiasm!”

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

“In my spare time I love spending time with my beautiful large family, as well as turning my yard into gardens of flowers and vegetables, where we as a family, spend most of the summer. I also love to try new recipes using the gifts from my garden for my family and friends!”

Who inspired you growing up?

“I think my mom inspired me the most in life. She was widowed at a young age and had five young children to take care of at home. She was always there for us, a driving force for higher level education, as well as providing us with determination, perseverance, and love of family.” Read More

Passion Play

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Thank you to our talented drama/ music teacher Randi Bradley, instrumental music teacher Donald Wolcott, and seventh grade students for the powerful production of the Passion Play in the Susan Tucker Moore Theater.

Wishing our St. James Academy families a Happy Easter!